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HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PROGRAM (HEP)
AND COLLEGE ASSISTANCE MIGRANT PROGRAM (CAMP)
(CFOA Nos, 84.141 and 84.149)
I. PROGRAM PROFILE
Legislation: Higher Education Act of 1965, Title IV, P.L. 89-329 as amended,
(20 USC 1070d-2d), (Expires September 30, 1985); and the Education Consolida-
tion and Improvement Act of 1981, Chapter 1, P.L. 97-35 as amended, (20 USC
2761), (Expires September 30, 1987).
Funding Since 1980:
Purpose: HEP and CAMP assist students who are engaged, or whose families are
engaged, in migrant or other seasonal farmwork. HEP assists them to obtain
the equivalent of a secondary school diploma and subsequently to gain employ-
ment or begin postsecondary education or training. CAMP assists such students
enrolled in the first undergraduate year at an institution of higher education
to pursue successfully a program of postsecondary education,
Typesof Services Provided: HEP provides outreach, teaching, counseling and
placement services in order to recruit and serve eligible migrant and seasonal
farmworker dropouts who are beyond the age of compulsory school attendance.
HEP participants may receive room and board and stipends for their personal
expenses. Most are housed on a college or university campus and may use the
cultural, recreational, health, and other campus facilities. CAMP provides
services needed to help participants complete the first undergraduate year.
These services include tutoring, social counseling and assistance in obtaining
grants, loans, and workstudy funds to assist with the remaining three
undergraduate school years. CAMP participants may receive tuition, room
and board, and stipends for personal expenses.
Eligibility: Grants for both HEP and CAMP are made to institutions of higher
education (IHEs) or other public or nonprofit private agencies (that cooper-
ate with an IHE).ds.or reduce destructive behavior associated with alcohol and drug